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Northeast Portland, Oregon

We worked with an architect for the plans on this Northeast Portland kitchen addition. Green living is very important to this couple, so the addition utilized green practices, products and gave a mindful consideration for how the home interacted with the outside. The goal of this addition was to create a new kitchen layout, take advantage of backyard view and improve function.

Challenges

This kitchen addition project was a labor of love in every sense. Since the clients are very environmentally conscious, they had input regarding the products they wanted to use. However, since these were unconventional products – the lead times exceeded the usual schedules that we are used to working with. Lighting was a challenge in the vaulted ceiling since we needed to maintain insulation qualities of the ceiling.

Solutions

  • Installed a low voltage track light in a figure 8 form. (Coincidentally, this design was also utilized in our client’s wedding invites, so the lighting provides a personal touch)
  • Juniper siding is locally sourced and milled
  • Clerestory windows were custom and fabricated on-site to tie into the manufacturer’s windows
  • New exterior is over a fully-vented rainscreen to allows the house to breathe and provides a second layer of water protection
  • FSC lumber was used where possible
  • Juniper doors
  • Bamboo flooring
  • Reclaimed Cherry shaker style cabinets
  • Handmade wooden pulls crafted by the client in his own shop
  • Locally, salvaged live edge Juniper slab on bar
  • The floating shelves below bar top are from the same juniper slab
  • All window trim is FSC Fir

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